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Category – Chemo & Treatment

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'You can do this. You are stronger than you think': A letter to my before breast cancer self

You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Deep breath. Your future self is typing this, having a coffee, and planning on going to yoga and then work later. You made it! I thought I’d give you that spoiler alert to ease the biggest worry of your life.

Oct. 19, 2018 | by Kim MacDonald

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Making time for yourself

Like many women, Jutta has always loved putting on makeup everyday, but after undergoing chemo treatment, it almost became a challenge.

Jutta is a breast cancer warrior, as she likes to call herself. Still undergoing treatment today, she hopes to officially call herself a cancer survivor soon.

When diagnosed in November 2017, she was shocked and upset, to say the least. She first thought about her children, and then wondered if she would be losing her hair.

Oct. 19, 2018 | by Suzanne Aranda

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Finding Confidence With Each Challenge

When Kim Angell was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34, it was a total shock.

While lying in bed one night, Kim had a thought out of nowhere to do a self-exam. “I had just seen my doctor eight months before and the breast exam was clear,” she remembers, “I never though in a million years that I would find anything.”

Aug. 2, 2018 | by Suzanne Aranda

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The Wind in My Hair: A Moment of Pure Happiness

A few months back, my mother stood in front of many to tell our story. She was speaking to a group of local francophone women to help explain why she brought Look Good Feel Better to our hometown, Timmins, Ontario. She spoke both of the program and of her experience as a caregiver to her daughter - me. 

She spoke of our favourite memory. 

 

July 10, 2018 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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Oncology Nursing Day: Celebrating our major supporters

In honour of Oncology Nursing Day today, Tuesday April 3, 2018, we’re celebrating these amazing nurses. Look Good Feel Better wouldn't exist without them.

April 2, 2018 | by Larissa Cahute

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Adjusting to and accepting my new post-chemo hair

The one thing I spent months wishing for and that I wanted more than anything in this world - my long hair - has proved to be a nightmare goal to achieve.

Feb. 28, 2018 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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How to stay strong mentally and physically during cancer treatment

Cancer diagnoses aren’t easy to deal with, but there are plenty of ways to manage your cancer diagnosis and live a full and happy life.

Feb. 28, 2018 | by Georgia Gables

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Why it's important to capture the 'not-so-good' moments

Through my years of treatment, I learned how important it is to capture those “not so good” days.

Feb. 13, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Being positive (most of the time) after a breast cancer diagnosis

While looking on the bright side of things when you have a cancer diagnosis may seem like an impossibility, know that by doing little things each day to put a positive spin on this experience, you can come out of this situation a better person.

Feb. 9, 2018 | by Georgia Gables

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How to avoid stress while choosing cancer treatments & care options

Every decision one has to make as a cancer thriver is of importance since—you guessed it—it can have an impact on your survival! 

Jan. 30, 2018 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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